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Brewed by AlechemyBrewCo
Style: Bitter
Livingston, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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cask,keg & bottled, regular
Named after a famous local landmark, Five Sisters is a rich amber beer combining British malts with a rich herbal classic Chinook hop, with hints of citrus.


nulptr's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nulptr (114) - - APR 23, 2014
bottle from oddbins (bbe feb 2015). pours deep amber, puffy head. aroma is malt, rye, chocolate, a little whisky. taste is nicely bittersweet. medium body, slightly oily, lively but not too fizzy. bitterness lingers at the end. I approve of this ryePA trend.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
50cl Bottle, tfs R&J! Called 5ive Sisters Red IPA. Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma of toast, roasted malts, leaning towards coffee. Flavour is of toast, grain, light hops. Meh... Light-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a medium head. Slightly bitter with maltiness in the background. Subtle bitter finish and certainly an above average example of this style/

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2177) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Nobles. Copper pour with roasted malt nose. tastes of bitter roasted malt, caramel, earth, lime zest, and dank hop. bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
2014-06-27. Crisp dark copper brown body with a modest foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is hoppy with a UK hop impression that I canít quite place the nuances of, mild malt throughout. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, fairly malty throughout, caramel malt notes. Overall hop and malt impression is familiar, pretty similar to your average UK brews that cross the pond. Average bodied palate, carbonation. Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper brown, light spice, citrus, toffee, sweet and bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Amber colour good beige head lacing. Aroma is roasted malts coffee fruit. Taste is similar very bitter finish. Great full body smooth texture. Great all rounder.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1806) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Gravity pour at Beer Rebellion, Gipsy Hill, 08/06/14. Pours a dark amber. Aroma has some apple, grass and a little sourness. This appeared to be very close to the end of its life and I did mention this to the bar staff who tasted it and thought it was fine. Didnít seem that way to me. Anyway... Tasted of green apple, lemon, some woodiness, hint of caramel and it was unpleasantly sour. Poor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with big frothy off white head, roast malt and coffee nose, taste is fruity with chocolate some citrus, grapefruit, dark fruits, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Clear mid brown with lasting light beige head. Aroma has citrus from the hops and also chocolate. Flavour reminds me of those chocolate lime sweets.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Cask (Bow Bar, Edinburgh) - Copper with a small head. Nuts, hops and toffee in the aroma. Nutty, roasted and slightly hoppy taste with toffee, nuts and raisins detected.


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